Finding my sweet spot

acbbrown
on 7/16/14 1:22 am - Granada Hills, CA

I feel like I have this "sweet spot" - where everything in my life lines up and opens the door for me to be able to keep losing weight. Im 3 years out, dealing with some regain, dealing with losing it, and ganing it, and losing it again. Ive been through hell and back post op (and trust me at the time of my surgery i THOUGHT i had delt with all the hard **** that life could throw at me, and boy was I taken by surprise). But im finally healthy again, my back is stable for now, and my  head is a little more screwed on straight than it was (thanks to lots and lots and lots of intensive therapy).

Ive been hiking, got my road bike fixed and took it for a spin and it's ready to go. I cant do a lot of extreme sports or endurance sports like I was doing for 1-2 years after my WLS, but Ive found a happy medium. Ive found my sweet spot where Im focused on my body, my body's needs and signals, and concerning myself with the quality of food I put in it. I know my WL is going to be slow and probably painful from this point on, but im there and ready to keep plugging away at it. I had to wrap up a lot of personal problems that were dragging me down emotionally, and cut out some toxic relationships, but I've found my spot.

I love everyone here, and you guys have pulled me through this, so I just wanted to share an update.

My one piece of advice - never give up. Never worry about being "good enough" or being "perfect" but learn to be resilent, learn to get back up when you fall, and you will be successful.

www.sexyskinnybitch.wordpress.com - my journey to sexy skinny bitch status

11/16/12 - Got my Body by Sauceda - arms, Bl/BA, LBL, thigh lift. 


HW 420/ SW 335 /CW 200    85 lbs lost pre-op / 135 post op
  
~~~~Alison~~~~~

 

Gwen M.
on 7/16/14 1:29 am
VSG on 03/13/14

I'm reminded of Batman's dad who said "why do we fall?  So we can pick ourselves up."  It's a piece of advice that, even though it came from a movie, resonates with me.  

You've been through so much and you've achieved such great things.  You're such an inspiration to me for all the adversity you've been able to overcome.  

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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acbbrown
on 7/16/14 1:32 am - Granada Hills, CA

Thank you so much! I love that quote!

www.sexyskinnybitch.wordpress.com - my journey to sexy skinny bitch status

11/16/12 - Got my Body by Sauceda - arms, Bl/BA, LBL, thigh lift. 


HW 420/ SW 335 /CW 200    85 lbs lost pre-op / 135 post op
  
~~~~Alison~~~~~

 

Shagdoll
on 7/16/14 1:47 am

That is a great quote Gwen, thanks for sharing!

   Jenn  

 WWBD?  

 

Tracy D.
on 7/16/14 1:35 am - Papillion, NE
VSG on 05/24/13

I'm cheering for everything you've accomplished and for everything you are, Allison...

 Tracy  5'3"     HW: 235  SW: 218  CW: 132    M1: -22  M2: -13  M3: -12  M4: -9  M5: -8   M6: -10   M7: -4

 Goal reached in 7 months and 1 week

 Lower Body Lift w/Dr. Barnthouse 7-8-15

   

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

Shagdoll
on 7/16/14 1:50 am

Because I admire and love you so very much, everything you have told me ... I have taken it to heart.  Like the part to stop worrying about being perfect.  Because of you, I have learned to accpet myself at my current weight and because of that, it makes me want to be the person I know I can be.  It makes me want to strive to reach my goals.  Like you said, it's going to be slow but I'm ok with that.  Little changes over time is better than no changes at all. 

   Jenn  

 WWBD?  

 

acbbrown
on 7/16/14 4:22 am - Granada Hills, CA

Girl....im going to come to texas and we can have a WL boot camp :)

www.sexyskinnybitch.wordpress.com - my journey to sexy skinny bitch status

11/16/12 - Got my Body by Sauceda - arms, Bl/BA, LBL, thigh lift. 


HW 420/ SW 335 /CW 200    85 lbs lost pre-op / 135 post op
  
~~~~Alison~~~~~

 

fran67
on 7/16/14 3:11 am - NJ
VSG on 03/08/12

Between this post and kairk's post on success the other day, I think I finally have my head back on straight.  Thanks for always being inspiring and honest!

   
  4' 11" HW 218 SW 214 Original Goal of 125 in 8.5 mos Lowest Weight 119 CW 133 Trying to get back in the 122-128 range 

    

acbbrown
on 7/16/14 4:22 am - Granada Hills, CA

Just dont let anyone or anything knock it around and your head will stay straight :)

www.sexyskinnybitch.wordpress.com - my journey to sexy skinny bitch status

11/16/12 - Got my Body by Sauceda - arms, Bl/BA, LBL, thigh lift. 


HW 420/ SW 335 /CW 200    85 lbs lost pre-op / 135 post op
  
~~~~Alison~~~~~

 

happyteacher
on 7/16/14 5:58 am

Awesome post!  Glad you are back on track! 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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